Mary Ann Georgantopoulos “A Top US Youth Volleyball Coach Is Accused Of Raping Teenage Girls Hundreds Of Times” https://www.buzzfeed.com/maryanngeorgantopoulos/youth-volleyball-coach-lawsuit
Olivia Messer “Volleyball Coach Raped Six Girls ‘Hundreds’ of Times While Wife Bullied Victims, Lawsuit Claims” https://www.thedailybeast.com/rick-butler-volleyball-coach-raped-six-girls-wife-bullied-victims-lawsuit-claims
Jon Seidel and Michael O'Brien “Volleyball coach Rick Butler hit with class-action lawsuit over sex abuse claims” https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/volleyball-coach-rick-butler-hit-with-class-action-lawsuit-over-sex-abuse-claims/
Dominique Mosbergen “Top Volleyball Coach Raped Girls Hundreds Of Times, Lawsuit Alleges” https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/volleyball-coach-rape-lawsuit-rick-butler_us_5a97ca41e4b07dffeb6fd215
最初にBuzzFeedの記事で知ったのだが、タイトルにある「何百回も（ Hundreds Of Times）」というフレーズを見て、何それ！ と思ってしまった。米国のヴァレーボール・コーチ*1リック・バトラーが1980年代に６名の未成年の女性を、そのコーチとしての権威や影響力を背景に数百回に亙ってレイプし続けたとして、被害者の家族などから告訴された。犯行現場のひとつとして、「独逸遠征中の列車のトイレ」というのが言及されていて、不謹慎ながらちょっと笑ってしまった。なお、日本国内でも（狭義のレイプに当たるのかどうかはわからないけれど）彼の性犯罪は行われていた。
Jon Seidel and Michael O'Brien “Net Pains: Volleyball Coach Rick Butler, His Players and the Damage That's Been Done” https://chicago.suntimes.com/feature/coach-rick-butler-volleyball-players-damage-done/ https://chicago.suntimes.com/feature/sports-performance-rick-butler-aau-usa-volleyball-one-coach-two-very-different-portaits/ https://chicago.suntimes.com/feature/rick-butler-son-death-aau-usa-volleyball-sports-performance-tragic-chapter-in-a-complicated-life/ https://chicago.suntimes.com/feature/beth-rose-new-sex-abuse-allegations-rick-butler-surface-aau-usa-volleyball/
Many of the allegations against the coach had been made public in 1995, the newspaper reported, yet Butler recovered from the scandal and resumed coaching young girls after USA Volleyball partially rescinded what was supposed to be a lifetime ban against him.
Butler has since trained “more than 20,000 teenage girls,” the Sun-Times reported. His training facility, Sports Performance, “boasts four Olympic medalists and nearly 100 national championships.”
Following the Sun-Times article in November and subsequent reporting, Butler was banned by several sports associations, including USA Volleyball*2 and the Amateur Athletic Union*3
Butler has never been charged with a crime. Several accusers said the relevant statutes of limitations had expired by the time they came forward with their allegations*4.
Through his lawyer, Butler said last year that he’d “never sexually abused any individual.” He has admitted in the past to having sex with Powers-Barnhard and two other accusers, but insisted the encounters were consensual and occurred after the women had turned 18.
*2:See Christian Red “Rick Butler, influential volleyball coach, receives lifetime ban from sport by USA Volleyball for second time in his life” http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/rick-butler-influential-volleyball-coach-receives-lifetime-ban-article-1.3747628
*3:See .Jon Seidel and Michael O'Brien “Amateur Athletic Union bans volleyball coach Rick Butler after abuse allegations” https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/volleyball-coach-rick-butler-booted-by-massive-amateur-athletic-union/
*4:See Heather Crawford “Volleyball Coach Sues AAU, Seeks Ban of Former Coach” http://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/investigations/volleyball-coach-sues-aau-seeks-ban-of-former-coach/77-455740983